April 30th – Several of the stained glass windows are badly damaged and we have decided to have them restored. John Corley, from Deal, who specialises in the restoration of stained glass, came to assess the damage and give us a quote. He noted the high quality of their manufacture and the amazing details, and we agreed they needed to be saved. There are no grants available these days to private owners in search of some help in order to preserve the country’s heritage, it saddens me to say. So we are preparing for a huge bill, and it will have to come solely from our own savings.